“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? “- Micah 6:8
Matthew 12:7,8 talks about mercy vs sacrifice.
“But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.” – Matthew 12:7-8
God loves justice-He is the God of justice, but His justice is tempered by mercy, throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
Without God’s mercy each of us would be without hope. God the Father’s mercy, allowed His Son Jesus to shed His blood to pay our sin debt, die, be buried, and arise three days later to be seen by more than five hundred people.
We need to do what is taught in Micah. What God repeatedly taught to each generation from the garden of Eden to the present time. What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
(Submitted by Kathy Stearns)
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001